William Earl Wilson

Offices

Supt. of Public Instruction
Statewide
In office
Mar 15, 1959 to Mar 15, 1967

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
William Earl Wilson spent 8 years, 2 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1958–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
55.35%
William Earl Wilson*, Democratic, 946,399 votes
43.93%
Wilbur Young (i), Republican, 751,226 votes
 0.72%
Allison E. Wrentmore, Prohibition, 12,352 votes
Out of 1,709,977 votes casts, the margin of victory was 195,173 (11.42%)
1960–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
50.30%
William Earl Wilson (i)*, Democratic, 1,060,532 votes
49.43%
Philip Herman Willkie, Republican, 1,042,248 votes
 0.28%
Florence M. Murray, Prohibition, 5,801 votes
Out of 2,108,581 votes casts, the margin of victory was 18,284 (0.87%)
1962–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
50.90%
William Earl Wilson (i)*, Democratic, 901,379 votes
49.10%
Alvin C. Cast, Republican, 869,555 votes
Out of 1,770,934 votes casts, the margin of victory was 31,824 (1.80%)
1964–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
55.20%
William Earl Wilson (i)*, Democratic, 1,126,132 votes
44.53%
James R. Beasley, Republican, 908,572 votes
 0.27%
Martha Shelly, Prohibition, 5,433 votes
Out of 2,040,137 votes casts, the margin of victory was 217,560 (10.67%)
1966–Supt. of Public Instruction LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
53.71%
Richard D. Wells*, Republican, 888,946 votes
46.29%
William Earl Wilson (i), Democratic, 766,021 votes
Out of 1,654,967 votes casts, the margin of victory was 122,925 (7.42%)
In the 5 races we have results for, William Earl Wilson had a record of 4-1. That includes a record of 4-1 in 5 general elections.